Markets and Movement

The property market is impatient for certainty, but getting the right balance between single market access and control of borders is imperative for long term growth. The two are aligned, but which of the two is more important? Simplistically, if negotiations ended without an EU trade deal, we would pay an average 2.4% tariff on exports; but relinquish an equivalent 7% net contribution, which taken in isolation implies a financial benefit to being outside the single market. This is too simplistic. All the same, many still believe that restricting freedom of movement might create a bigger financial detriment to some UK businesses. Whether the electorate agrees is a different matter.